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Commodity prices, especially corn, have been spiking upward over the past few months. Many producers (us included) have not been sure whether to go ahead and forward contract feed or whether to wait it out with the hope prices will fall. Read More »

Starting To Till Our Pens

On March 30, 2011 in General by spope

Its been really cold recently, but it still has been warm enough for the crew to start tilling the game bird pens. We have two Howard Rotovators – the biggest garden tillers you can imagine. Read More »

We have been trying to find a way to boost our retail store sales. Since Interstate 90 is just two miles from our farm (our farm is at the corner of Highway 11 U.S. Hwy 51), we have always dreamed of getting some of those Illinois visitors to know about and then stop at our store. Read More »

Getting The Barns Ready

On March 12, 2011 in General by spope

We have seven brooder barns that we use to start out our baby pheasants and partridges. Read More »

This morning our production manager, Chris Theisen took a delivery of live pheasants to a farm near Mishicot, Wisconsin. Read More »

We had a new phone system on the farm installed about 10 days ago, and when the installation was completed we discovered our farm alarm systems did not function. Read More »

During the 2010-11 season (running from August 2010 til mid April 2011), we will deliver 298,000 mature pheasants and 90,000 adult partridges. Read More »

February Warm Up

On February 15, 2011 in General by spope

Until yesterday, I don’t believe the temperature here has risen above the freezing mark for two months. We had about 12″ of snow cover (with 5′ drifts) – but after two days of 40 degree weather – you can see the dirt in the fields. Read More »

Here We Go Again!!!

On January 31, 2011 in General by spope

It looks like we are going to be in the the bullseye of this next storm. The airwaves are just full of warnings of what the next few days will bring. Read More »

Chris Theisen (our farm’s production manager) and I flew down to Charleston, South Carolina this past week to attend the NAGA convention. Read More »